Tire Blowout Accidents
Having a tire blowout can be very scary because it is such a sudden occurrence and a tire blowout for a semi-truck of 18-wheeler can cause incredibly serious injuries. When you are traveling at a high speed down the highway, a tire blowout can cause your vehicle to spin out of control. Most drivers will slam on their brakes to try and stop their truck from spinning out of control, but this can actually make the situation worse and can cause a serious accident.
Tire blowouts can happen because of:
- An unnoticed puncture in the tire
- Impact damage
- The tire is underinflated
- The vehicle is overloaded
The legal weight limit for trucks in Texas is 80,000 pounds, but can be more if the truck is granted overweight or oversized permits. Because of the sheer size of these vehicles, a tire blowout can result in catastrophic injuries or even death. If you or your loved one suffered serious injury of death from a trucking tire blowout accident, and it is determined that there was negligence that caused the accident, you may be able to seek compensation for:
- Lifelong, debilitating pain
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of income
- Medical bills
- Physical and occupational rehabilitation
Amaro Law Firm’s Texas trucking accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to see if the blowout was caused by improper tire inflation, an overloaded truck, or if the tire had a known puncture that had not been fixed. The truck driver or the trucking company may be held responsible for damages if their negligent behavior caused the accident. We will be your fierce advocate and will make sure that the negligent party is held accountable for their actions.